04/18/2013 11:41 am ET

Lena Dunham Among Time 100: 'Girls' Creator Named One Of The Most Influential People


She may be one of the most controversial figures in the TV world, but Lena Dunham is nothing if not influential and Time thinks so too.

The "Girls" creator and star has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2013 and fellow Golden Globe winning actress Claire Danes did the write-up for Dunham in the magazine.

"Lena’s unique lack of vanity or shame allows us to consider that we may also be able to accept and express ourselves fully," the "Homeland" star wrote of Dunham. "This is not only impressive, it’s important. Because it turns out that girls don’t just want to have fun. They also want to be known for who they really are."

Danes previously sung Dunham's praises when she did a Q&A with her in Interview. "I watched the first season of 'Girls,' twice: once by myself, because I couldn't stop, and once with Hugh [Dancy, Danes's husband]," she told Dunham. "Your depiction of women is unnervingly relatable. It's so funny how you've worked in things like the way that we're always asking everyone if they're mad at us, and the fact that women cuddle with each other and we pee with each other."

But Danes is hardly the first fellow famous face to express adoration for Dunham, who won two Golden Globes for "Girls" earlier this year.

"You seem like someone that regardless of what you look like or didn’t look like or what you had or didn’t have, whoever you were -- you have a very, very healthy and kind of guileless sense of who you are," "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin told Dunham on his podcast "Here's The Thing." "And you presented yourself to people your entire life going, ‘This is who I am and if you like me, great. And if you don’t there is another 6.5 billion people out there, so go for it.’"

Click here to check out the rest of the 2013 Time 100 list, including "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston.

Season 3 of "Girls" will air in 2014.

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